How to make yummy and crispy brussels sprouts in the oven! Simply steam them, season them, smash them, top with parmesan cheese, and then roast.

Fun & easy to make with fresh or frozen Brussels Sprouts!


  • 3-4 cups brussels sprouts (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Seasoning to taste (I use garlic powder, salt, and black pepper)

Ingredients for making oven roasted crispy smashed brussels sprouts: fresh or frozen brussels sprouts, olive oil, parmesan cheese and seasoning.

Step One

Steam your brussels sprouts until they are fork tender. If you are using frozen brussels sprouts, they can often be cooked in the microwave right in the bag to make this even easier.

Steamed brussels sprouts on a baking sheet after being tossed with oil and seasoning.

Step Two

Toss them with a few tablespoons of olive oil and then season to your liking. Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet and smash with the bottom of a glass cup.

Brussels sprouts being smashed with the bottom of a glass cup to make them crispy once roasted in the oven.

Step Three

Evenly spoon grated Parmesan cheese over top and bake in the center rack of a 450° F oven for 12-15 or until they are done to your liking.

Smashed brussels spouts on a parchment lined baking sheet topped with grated parmesan cheese.

Enjoy these deliciously crispy brussels sprouts as a side dish for dinner with just about any protein. They are wonderful with chicken, steak, bbq, seafood, and more. This has become a family favorite vegetable for just about any meal!

Smashed brussels sprouts after being roasted with parmesan cheese in the oven. The best way to make them crispy and yummy!

Smashed Crispy Brussels Sprouts on a plate ready to be eaten for dinner as the best veggie side dish!

You can also try this ingenious cooking hack with potatoes, broccoli, carrots, and more. The smashing process creates crispier edges on a variety of veggies!

Up close picture of a crispy smashed brussels sprout on a fork just after being baked in the oven.

Crispy Parmesan Smashed Brussels Sprouts

A bit hit with my picky family! These oven roasted brussels sprouts are a game changer. If you're looking for easy vegetable side dishes to make for dinner, you've got to try this fun and easy way of baking brussels sprouts.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: easy, healthy, roasted, vegetables
Servings: 4


  • 3-4 cups brussels sprouts (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • seasoning to taste (salt, pepper & garlic powder)


  • Preheat oven to 450° F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • If using fresh brussels sprouts, trim the bottoms, remove any bad leaves, and give them a good washing. Steam or boil them until fork tender. If using frozen brussels spouts, cook them according to the package instructions (sometimes you can do this in the microwave).
  • Toss the cooked brussels sprouts with about 2 tbsp of olive oil and then season to your liking. I use salt, black pepper and garlic powder.
  • Spread them out onto your prepared baking sheet and smash them with the bottom of a glass cup.
  • Evenly spoon the grated parmesan cheese over top.
  • Bake uncovered in the center rack of your preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until they are done to your liking.


  • Although frozen brussels sprouts are much more convenient, I do find that fresh sprouts get a little crispier. I use whatever is in season or I happen to have on hand. 
  • If you like your veggies crispy like me, you can also try this fun method of cooking with other vegetables! It works well with baby potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, and baby carrots. 
  • The grated parmesan cheese adds to the crunch factor of these yummy sprouts. The more that falls onto the baking sheet, the crispier they get. 
  • Try experimenting with different seasonings. In addition to the usual salt, pepper and garlic powder, my family also really enjoys smoked paprika and Montreal Steak Seasoning on these brussels sprouts. 
  • I published these crispy smashed brussels sprouts originally on one of my other blogs. You can find addition photos and more there along with a lot of other fun & healthy recipes like this! 🙂

Are you looking for yummy vegetable side dish recipes for dinner? You've got to try these crispy parmesan smashed brussels sprouts! They are easy to make with fresh or frozen brussels spouts, olive oil, grated parmesan cheese, and the seasoning of your choice.

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